Day 51: Queen Assumed into Heaven, Pray for Us!

Assumed Into Heaven

El Greco; Botticelli; Murillo; Poussin; Raphael… All the masters have tried their hand at the Assumption of the Blessed Mother into heaven. For those who love Our Blessed Mother, it thrills the heart and fires the imagination just to envision this event. Each year we celebrate this Solemnity on August 15: a great festival in Italy, and a dearly beloved tradition among the grateful children of Mary at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, Wisconsin. Oh yes, some skeptics think it’s a fraud, that she was never assumed into heaven. “Oh yeah? Then where is she? Prove she’s not!” Not exactly a sophisticated theological argument, I grant you that. But it’s the one I use. We have claims of relics of the apostles, but no relics of the Blessed Mother have ever been found. This title was added by Pope Pius XII in 1950 with the proclamation of this dogma.

Queen Assumed into Heaven, pray for the Church and the nation.

On Wednesdays we pray the Glorious Mysteries.


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Rev. Francis J. Hoffman, "Fr. Rocky" is the Executive Director/CEO of Relevant Radio and a priest of Opus Dei.